Franchises That Could Benefit From A LEGO Title
With the success of Traveler’s Tales latest LEGO title, LEGO Marvel Superheroes, it’s got me wondering what franchises could potentially benefit from a LEGO game. LEGO games aren’t just made for children. They’re made for a wide audience, as proven with LEGO Marvel Superheroes and LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.
I discovered LEGO games when I had a PlayStation 3, and with the first title, LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, I instantly took interest and had a lot of fun with games like these.
After speaking with some customer support representatives on how to suggest new LEGO titles to their games team, I’ve come to a conclusion, based on my knowledge of pop culture, and my own personal opinion, which may be different from yours, on what franchises could benefit from a LEGO game.
1. Doctor Who
While its origins started in the United Kingdom, the series has become popular amongst a slice of Americans here in the U.S., and even spinning off with toys and apparel, and even memes and references, as well as cosplays of the various Doctors the series has had. While I don’t know much about Doctor Who, I think Traveler’s Tales could do a masterful job creating the series into a game if they got the rights from BBC to start making LEGO toys for the show, which would then potentially lead to a game.
Possibly, the game could feature the LEGO forms of all 12 Doctors from the series, as well as other main and essential characters revolving around either something within the series or a breakaway game plot that has ties to the TV series, but is new and original simultaneously, and even include characters from every season and every Doctor Who special, including the recent 50th anniversary special.
Just imagining the TARDIS in LEGO form is pretty damn cool to think about.
The next and other likely title in my opinion that could also make an awesome LEGO game travels through time as well…
2. Back To The Future
The 1980s were known for great films like Caddyshack, Revenge of the Nerds, and the launch of Michael J. Fox’s film career with the Back To The Future franchise. Fox plays mild-mannered high school student Marty McFly, a kid looking to get his break, when his scientist friend Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) experiments with time travel using a DeLorean, which he constructed into a time machine. McFly goes back to 1955 to help his father George McFly get the girl of his dreams, who also becomes Marty’s mother in the present, Lorraine.
The whole series is pretty fun, whether Marty was traveling into an alternate future to intercept Gray’s Sports Almanac or back to the Old West to save Dr. Brown from Biff’s grandfather Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen.
A LEGO game on this franchise has as much potential as a Doctor Who game, not only for its characters and settings, but the abilities of the characters like Dr. Brown could be that of a technical genius while Biff could be a tough guy and have super strength like that of The Hulk or Thing. Seeing the DeLorean and the hover board in LEGO form would be pretty cool too.
Again, these are just my ideas, and do not represent anyone else’s. If you agree or even disagree with what I think and even can think of more franchises that could benefit from a LEGO game, don’t feel afraid to chime in with a comment, as something like this is open to interpretation, and feedback is always appreciated.